Principal Financial Group
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Principal Financial Group Reviews

193 Reviews
193 Reviews
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Principal Financial Group Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Larry D. Zimpleman
Larry D. Zimpleman
124 Ratings

    Great place to work. They care about their employees.

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    Former Employee - Marketing
    Former Employee - Marketing

    I worked at Principal Financial Group full-time for more than 10 years


    They care about their employees, they are flexible, they help you balance work and life.


    Hard to get back in, they sometimes are too structured.

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    Focus on bringing back the Health employees who apply! It's hard to get back in.

    Neutral Outlook
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Principal Financial Group Interviews

Updated 11 Sep, 2014
Updated 11 Sep, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    IT Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Phone interview was about 30 min. It was over basic information such as school work. What was my most difficult project. Asked how much I wanted to make as an intern. What my GPA currently was. A few behavior questions and leadership questions. I am currently on to the next step of the interview process.

    Interview Questions
    • The only technical question was what was my most difficult assignment that I didn't understand   Answer Question
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Principal Financial Group Awards and Accolades

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Top Companies for Executive Women, National Association for Female Executives, 2012
100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2009
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Headquarters Des Moines, IA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1879
Type Company - Public (PFG)
Industry Finance
Revenue $10+ billion (CAD) per year
Competitors Unknown

The Principal Financial Group (The Principal ®) is a retirement and global asset management leader. The Principal offers businesses, individuals and institutional clients a wide range of financial products and services, including retirement, investment services and insurance through its diverse family of financial services companies. A member of the FORTUNE 500®, the Principal Financial Group serves some 16.4 million customers worldwide from offices in Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America and the United States. Principal Financial Group, Inc. is traded on the New York... More

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